Dentistry for Kids and Teens
Your ticket to a happy smile!
We make taking care of your family’s oral health easy and fun.
Our offices feature enough operatories and pediatric dentistry team members to comfortably schedule and treat multiple family members at a time. This cuts down on the time you spend in office and our tiny trains keep your little ones entertained.
Questions Parents Frequently Ask Our Dentists
At the first appointment, we usually try to acquaint ourselves with the child. We educate the parents on oral hygiene for the child, healthy diets for strong teeth and possibly an exam if the child is comfortable with it.
Ideally, your child should have their first dentist appointment as soon as age 1.
A child should visit the dentist as often as every 6 months.
If your child is scared of the dentist, it helps if he or she sees a sibling or parent getting an exam first as well as a toy after they are examined themselves.
Children are usually scared of the dentist because of what they have heard from siblings or friends. They also may have had a bad experience in the past so the sounds and smells of an office still scare them. Very young children are afraid because they are scared of the unknown, being away from their parent and with a stranger that is examining their mouths for the first time can understandably make them very anxious.
Mouthwash is not bad for kids, but it’s also not as necessary for kids as compared to adults because kids have gaps between their teeth that make them easier to clean. But there are still mouthwashes designed for kids to use.
Kids teeth can stink for several reasons. They may not be brushing enough and have formed plaque and cavities on their teeth or gums. They could also have an infected tooth, which would need to be treated with antibiotics.
Pediatric Dental Services
The first thing you notice about Matt Mitchell, a dental hygienist at Dental Depot Northwest Expressway, is his personality. He’s one of those special people that radiates positivity and a hunger for growth. He’s the first to give credit to others and celebrate their accomplishments as well as the first
August 22nd is one of our favorite holidays, commemorating the beloved Tooth Fairy. In fact, she’s so special, that she has two days to celebrate her (the other is February 28th, if you’re wondering). Unlike her magical peers, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a constant
Paola Gaspar is a leader in the making, quite literally. This plucky 20-year-old is part of Dental Depot’s Leadership-in-Training (LIT) program at the North OKC office. She’s been with Dental Depot since March 2019 and in a short amount of time, has accomplished much. Originally referred to Depot by a
Love this place! Very fast, friendly staff, great with kids, and Dr. Parks is the Best!!!
Several years ago, I swore I would never step foot in a Dental Depot again. Due to circumstances, I had no choice but to take my children to this new location near me, and it was the best place I have ever been or could ever imagine taking my kids. Good job, every single one of you, and thank you for all you did for my babies!!!!
We love Dental Depot at this location! All three kids have done very well, and even through a few extractions and fillings.
The staff is very friendly and there a few who are just AWESOME with kids.
Great with my kids and with me!! Super friendly and helpful. Willing to work with you as well! High recommended!
Dr. Patel and all the ladies that help him are awesome. They are so great with my kiddos. We are so thankful for their gentle nature and kindness. Keep up the good work!!
My kids are very well taken care of here. Very friendly staff.